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                          BIANCHI PACKAGE
  Simulating Bianchi induced temperature fluctuations in CMB maps
  ---------------------------------------------------------------

DESCRIPTION
     This package provides functionality to support the simulation of
     Bianchi Type VIIh induced temperature fluctuations in CMB maps
     of a universe with shear and rotation.  The implementation is
     based on the solutions to the Bianchi models derived by 
     Barrow et al. (1985), which do not incorporate any dark 
     energy component.  Functionality is provided to compute the
     induced fluctuations on the sphere directly in either real or
     harmonic space.

VERSION
     Release 1.1, 1 July 2008

AUTHORS
     J. D. McEwen (http://www.jasonmcewen.org)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
     D. J. Mortlock
     M. P. Hobson
     A. N. Lasenby

REFERENCE
     The BIANCHI package was written originally to determine whether
     recent evidence for non-Gaussianity in WMAP CMB observations were
     due to Bianchi contributions.  The code is based on solutions to
     the Bianchi models derived by:
       Barrow J. D., Juszkiewica R., Sonoda D. H., 1985, MNRAS, 213, 917
     If you use the code to produce published works please reference
     the download site http://www.mrao.cam.ac.uk/~jdm57/ and our
     related paper:

       J. D. McEwen, M. P. Hobson, A. N. Lasenby. and D. J. Mortlock.
       Non-Gaussianity detections in the Bianchi VIIH corrected WMAP
       1-year data made with directional spherical wavelets.
       Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 369(4):1858-1868, 2006
       (astro-ph/0510349).       

DOCUMENTATION
     See doc/index.html

REQUIREMENTS
     S2 (http://www.jasonmcewen.org/codes.html)
     HEALPix (http://healpix.jpl.nasa.gov/)
     CFITSIO (http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/software/fitsio/)

INSTALLATION
     See doc/index.html

DOWNLOAD
     http://www.jasonmcewen.org

SUPPORT
     Contact Jason McEwen

NOTE
     The package is still under development
     Please report problems/bugs by email to Jason McEwen

LICENSE
     Bianchi code to simulate induced temperature fluctuations in CMB maps
     Copyright (C) 2005  Jason McEwen

     This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
     modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
     as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2
     of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

     This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
     but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
     MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
     GNU General Public License for more details (LICENSE.txt).

     You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
     along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
     Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, 
     MA  02110-1301, USA.

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